Oh To Be A Woman In Ancient Greece – Challenge 2015 Week 10

The Women of Amphissa by  Lawrence Alma - Tadema
The Women of Amphissa by Lawrence Alma – Tadema

Oh to be a woman in Ancient Greece
I have few rights and might go into pieces
My husband or brothers have their decision
Over me for my protection but such a confusion
I have no work to go to, gosh, what do I do now?
I wish I was in the Philippines, right about now
I can find my own pace with the flow of grace
How I desire I can snigger them in the face
I miss my favourite plaything from childhood
If she won’t, someone else will chop the wood
I have to stay indoors and run our households
Bored are what we are and feeling very old
For until it gets on paper, memory’s short-lived
Veracity through wits is the world’s short-sieved

https://jeremysdailychallenge.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/challenge-2015-week-10-5-march/

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4 thoughts on “Oh To Be A Woman In Ancient Greece – Challenge 2015 Week 10

  1. An interesting take on the prompt.

    Ancient Greece gave as much but women’s rights was certainly not one of them. As someone who would have been put to death in those days I am certainly glad we live in more enlightened times

    Jez

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